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Ripley County, Indiana

Ripley County is a county located at the southeastern corner of the U. S. state of Indiana. According to the 2010 Census, the population was 28,818; the county seat is Versailles. Ripley County was formed on December 27, 1816, in the same legislative act that created Jennings County, it was named for Gen. Eleazer Wheelock Ripley, an officer in the War of 1812, who figured in the Battle of Lundy's Lane and the Siege of Fort Erie during 1814; the county seat of Ripley County is Indiana. It was selected as the county seat in 1818, was laid out in 1819. According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 448.06 square miles, of which 446.43 square miles is land and 1.64 square miles is water. Saint Magdalen Dearborn County Decatur County Franklin County Jefferson County Jennings County Ohio County Switzerland County Interstate 74 – runs east–west across northern tip of county. US Route 50 -- runs east -- west through Holton and Versailles. US Route 421 - enters from Decatur County near northwest tip of Ripley County.

Runs SSE to Versailles SSW into Jefferson County. State Road 46 – runs east–west across northern tip of county, paralleling Interstate 74 on its south side. State Road 48 -- runs east -- west through Napoleon. State Road 62 -- begins at intersection with State Road north of Cross Plains. Runs east through Friendship to Dearborn County. State Road 101 – begins at intersection with US Route 50 near east county line. Runs north to Penntown. State Road 129 – begins at intersection with State Road 46 east of Batesville, runs south to Versailles SSE through Cross Plains into Switzerland County. State Road 229 – enters from Franklin County at Batesville, runs SSW to Ballstown south and west to Napoleon. Runs west to Decatur County. State Road 350 – begins at intersection with US 421 at Osgood, runs east through Delaware and Pierceville into Dearborn County. Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge In recent years, average temperatures in Versailles have ranged from a low of 18 °F in January to a high of 84 °F in July, although a record low of −28 °F was recorded in January 1994 and a record high of 100 °F was recorded in July 1999.

Average monthly precipitation ranged from 2.71 inches in February to 5.27 inches in May. The county government is a constitutional body, is granted specific powers by the Constitution of Indiana, by the Indiana Code. County Council: The county council is the legislative branch of the county government and controls all the spending and revenue collection in the county. Representatives are elected from county districts, they are responsible for setting salaries, the annual budget, special spending. The council has limited authority to impose local taxes, in the form of an income and property tax, subject to state level approval, excise taxes, service taxes. Board of Commissioners: The Board of Commissioners is the executive body of the county. Commissioners are elected county–wide in staggered four–year terms. One commissioner serves as board president, they are charged with executing the acts legislated by the council, collecting revenue, managing the day-to-day functions of the county government.

County Officials: The county has several other elected offices, including sheriff, auditor, recorder and circuit court clerk. Each of these elected officers serves a term of four years and oversees a different part of county government. Members elected to county government positions are required to declare party affiliations and to be residents of the county. State Government: At the State level, Ripley County is divided in its representation. Adams and Laughery Townships are located in the 55th House District, represented by Rep. Cindy Ziemke; the rest of Ripley County is located in the 67th district represented by Rep. Randy Frye. Adams and Laughery Townships are in the 42nd Senate District represented by State Senator Jean Leising; the rest of Ripley County is in Senate District 43 represented by Senator Chip Perfect. Federal Government: Ripley County is part of Indiana's 6th congressional district and is represented in Congress by Republican Luke Messer. Along with the rest of Indiana, its Senators are Todd Young.

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 28,818 people, 10,789 households, 7,910 families residing in the county. The population density was 64.6 inhabitants per square mile. There were 11,952 housing units at an average density of 26.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 97.6% white, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.2% black or African American, 0.5% from other races, 0.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.5% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 43.4% were German, 14.2% were American, 13.9% were Irish, 8.7% were English. Of the 10,789 households, 36.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.7% were non-families, 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.08. The median age was 39.2 years. The median income for a household in the county was $47,697 and the median income for a family was $57,305.

Males had a median income of $41,711 versus $31,927 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,025. About 7.5% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over. List

Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department

The Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department, is a law enforcement agency in Bergen County, New Jersey, the duties of which are to protect and to enforce state and city laws in all facilities owned or operated by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission, an interstate government agency responsible for protecting the Palisades Interstate Park as well as the Palisades Interstate Parkway. The department has been wracked by controversies in recent years, which have included the resignation of the chief of the department on drug charges. Prior to 2008, the PIPPD received about fifty complaints annually about officer conduct. In 2008, cameras were introduced and 15 complaints from 15,000 motor vehicle stops were determined to be limited to demeanor. Hassidic ambulance services complained about being stopped, but the PIPPD responded that the ambulances were not licensed in New Jersey. In May 2018, State Assemblyman Gordon Johnson suggested instituting state oversight of the department. After a number of press reports of misconduct, the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office conducted an investigation that led to Chief Michael Coppola being suspended for ninety days starting in mid-July 2018.

The prosecutor found the department had an incentive program to encourage officers to write more traffic tickets. The investigation showed that most of the department's high-speed chases were in violation of the State Attorney General's policy on such pursuits. At least one of these resulted in a fatal crash. In August 2018, Coppola resigned after he was arrested for buying cocaine and having it shipped to his post office box, he was replaced by Steven Shallop. List of law enforcement agencies in New Jersey List of law enforcement agencies in New York Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department New York State Police New Jersey State Police

Al-Muzahmiyya

Al-Muzahmiyya Arabic: المزاحمية‎) is one of the fastest-growing towns in Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia. It is located 59 kilometres on the important Riyadh-Mecca Highway; as of the 2004 census it had a population of 24,224 people. It lies in a wide valley known as Wadi Al-Batin, was founded in the 16th century as a colony of small independent farms and estates that joined together to form one village, it is part of Al-Muzahmiyya Governorate. It's considered the west gate of the capital city of Saudi Arabia Riyadh Al-Muzahmiyya has become number 1 destination for Riyadh residents due to its convenient location and its great attractions specially during winter season; the city is famous with its nature which combines golden sand dunes which are some of the world’s great natural wonders in one side and the other side of the city is surrounded by mountains. List of cities and towns in Saudi Arabia Regions of Saudi Arabia

Hymns (Bloc Party album)

Hymns is the fifth studio album by English indie rock band Bloc Party. It was released worldwide in January 2016 on BMG; the album was recorded between March and August 2015 at Lynchmob Studios in London, following a hiatus during which Matt Tong and Gordon Moakes departed the band. It is the first album to feature new band member Justin Harris on bass and keyboards; the songs "The Love Within", "The Good News", "Virtue" were released as singles. Musically, Hymns was inspired by many sources including blues and gospel, it focuses more on electronic music compared to the album's predecessor, which featured a return to Bloc Party's rock style after experimentation with electronic music on their third studio album, Intimacy. Upon release, the album received mixed reviews from critics. During the band's 2013 summer tour, drummer Matt Tong left the band. Lissack told Canadian newspaper the National Post that the band were planning to take an indefinite hiatus following their appearance at the Latitude Festival on 19 July 2013.

That October, Kele assembled a DJ Mix for! K7's Tapes mix series, released under the Bloc Party name. In September 2014, Okereke stated. In March 2015, bassist Gordon Moakes tweeted. Bloc Party unveiled their new line-up at two intimate gigs in the Los Angeles area during August 2015, following these performances, subheadlined FYF Fest. At these shows, the band confirmed; the shows marked the live debut for two new band members: bassist Justin Harris of Portland indie rock outfit Menomena, who had opened several Bloc Party US tour dates in April 2009. These shows included the first performances of three new songs—"Eden", "Exes" and "The Good News"—two of which would end up on Hymns. In a performance at Maida Vale, Bloc Party performed "The Good News" and "Exes". Okereke revealed the album's title as Hymns; the album's release was confirmed on social media as being 29 January 2016. The album was produced by Tim Bran and Roy Kerr, mixed by David Wrench. According to Lissack, the album's recording "was all done in a studio in north-west London, next to a gigantic graveyard".

Hymns is aligned with the alternative dance and electronic music influences demonstrated in Okereke's solo material and the music Lissack and he had listened to since making Four. In addition, according to the band members and affirmed by DJ John Kennedy during a track by track rundown, it shows their indie rock side but a "more stripped back" version informed by different subgenres than including blues rock and gospel rock. According to critic Mark Beaumont, Lissack's guitar work is reminiscent of shoegaze, a new style for him, typified by significant use of distortion and the blurring of parts into indistinguishable "walls of sound". Hymns is inspired by various sources, including the albums Spirit of Eden by Talk Talk and A Love Supreme by John Coltrane, as well as Donna Summer's R&B song "State of Independence" and The Consolers' gospel track "May the Work I’ve Done Speak for Me." The Songs of Innocence and of Experience illustrated poems by William Blake "Laughing Song", provided inspiration for the lyrics.

Okereke visited his parents' house prior to recording and found various hymns and religious memorabilia from his youth and used these to make a spiritual, meditative album. For example, "Only He Can Heal Me" is reflective of the Hebrew music hymn "Shalom Chaverin". Okereke learned to play the electric piano for the album on "So Real", while new member Harris provided a wider range of playing as a multi-instrumentalist. Hymns received mixed reviews from critics. While several criticised the album's subdued nature in comparison to earlier albums, others viewed the album as one of the strongest of the band's career. On Metacritic, the album holds an average critic score of 55/100 based on 29 reviews indicating mixed reviews. In a positive review, NME stated that "Hymns finds a fully-in-control Okereke, still tangled in the electronics of his solo albums fusing with Russell Lissack’s spectral shoegaze guitars to steer one of the century’s most pioneering underground bands into more mature and absorbing, if murkier, waters.

A bewitching new Bloc Party has risen from the grave. Praise be." Giving the album a 4/5 score, The Guardian stated that "There’s a clue to Bloc Party’s radical new direction in the album title: lyrically, Hymns is a turn for the more spiritual. Out goes the angst. There is a parallel shift musically too. “Rock’n’roll has got so old/ Just give me neo-soul,” sings Okereke on'Into the Earth', a fair description of the direction of travel. Where once Russell Lissack's stinging guitar defined their sound, it now caresses, complementing his bandmates rather than fighting them. It's a brave and successful reinvention."Drowned In Sound gave the album a negative review, "Bloc Party’s fifth album isn’t beyond salvation. It is crushingly beige, devoid of a crucial spark that might suggest that they aren’t a spent force. “These words will fall short, but I must try”, sighs Okereke on'Exes', a maudlin apology to those he has let down in life. There is a lot to be said for persistence, but one must know when to walk away, too."

Krazy (comics)

Krazy was a British comic book magazine published every Monday by IPC Magazines Ltd. It ran from 16 October 1976 to 15 April 1978, when it merged with stable-mate Chips. In 1977, one of the characters in the comic, proved popular enough to get his own comic, merged into Whoopee!. The comic included a "disguise" back-cover, such as the cover of a diary or brochure, which allowed readers to hide the comic from parents or teachers. Krazy was noted for its rich content of small humorous jokes and illustrations positioned at random places among the comic strips and features; the central storyline of the comic centred around the exploits of a group of children called the Krazy Gang who lived in Krazy Town, featured in a comic strip drawn by cartoonist Ian Knox. The Krazy Gang spawned spin-off stories within the same publication: Pongalongapongo, featuring Pongo Snodgrass, the unhygienic, bullying antagonist. Cheeky's popularity outgrew the spin-off strip, after a few months the character featured in his own publication, Cheeky Weekly, launched in October 1977.

Other strip artists included Terry Bave and Bryan Hitch. Regular Krazy comic strips included:'ello, It's Cheeky Big Game Hunter |Big Game Hunter Birdman and Chicken Detective Fumbly's Case Book]], a text story with one illustration, rather than a conventional strip Fit Fred and Sick Sid Handy Andy |Handy Andy Hit Kid Kid Comic The Krazy Gang Micky Mimic Paws Pongalongapongo Ray Presto Over-Helpful Helen, a story about a well-meaning young lady, always poking her nose into other people's business Scaredy Cat The 12½p Buytonic Boy "Fleetway Street - Krazy comic". Toonhound. Archived from the original on 25 July 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2019. "UK Comics: Krazy". 26pigs. Com1 UK Ltd. 8 January 2006. Archived from the original on 8 January 2006. Retrieved 25 July 2019. Davies, Darren. "Krazy Comic". British Comics. Archived from the original on 25 July 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2019

Richard Gordon Kendall

Richard Gordon Kendall was an American self-taught artist who, beginning around 1995, began to be chronicled as an outsider artist – in a folk artist. Kendall was discovered around 1995 by Jay Wehnert, a curator and collector of outsider art, who became an advocate of Kendall's works. According to Wehnert and other art critics, Kendall's works exhibit extraordinary use of mediums, given that, from about 1995 to about 1998, he was living in makeshift shelters on the streets of Houston. One of Wehnert's objectives was to give Kendall notable recognition as an artist – which Kendall eluded. Wehnert lost contact with Kendall in 1998 and Kendall died in 2008; as recent as 2019, Kendall's works have been exhibited by the Dutton Gallery of New York. When Wehnert "discovered" Kendall, the two began corresponding – until about 1998. Kendall was living on the Streets of Houston. Kendall told Wehnert that he made drawings of the city's architecture to keep himself "sharp." Richard Gordon Kendall was born November 17, 1933, in Paris, Texas, to Lenious Kendall and Myrl Reynolds.

His original birth certificate gave his name as Charles Gordon Kendall. But his mother filed a corrected birth certificate and subscribed August 12, 1944, re-stating his birth name as Richard Gordon Kendall. Kendall graduated in 1954 from Gibbons High School – a segregated high school for African Americans in Paris, which closed in 1966. Kendall was on the 1953 -- 1954 basketball. In the 1990s, Kendall lived at 769 Ash Street in Paris. Richard Gordon Kendall and Frank Jones: Haunts – Dutton, Lower East Side, New York, September 25, 2015 - October 8, 2015 Self Taught: Margins Beyond, featuring the work of self taught artists, including Frank Jones, Richard Gordon Kendall, Ike Morgan, Johnnie Swearingen from the Intuitive Eye collection - Kirk Hopper Fine Art, Kirk Hopper Fine Art, Texas, January 14, 2017 - February 11, 2017 Lone Stars: A celebration of Texas Culture – Webb Gallery, Texas, May 6, 2018 - August 26, 2018 The Outsider Art Fair, New York, New York, January 17–20, 2019 – Sonia Dutton, Dutton Gallery, exhibited the drawings of two Texas artists, Richard Gordon Kendall and Frank Jones Bank of American Building at Christmas, by Kendall Church, by Kendall Untitled, Building with Clock, by Kendall Richard had a brother, Lindsey Kendell — who, as a private serving with the 55th Ordnance Ammunition Company of the 8th Army in North Korea during the Korean War — died from non-combat causes while serving with the 55th Ordnance Ammunition Company of the 8th Army in South Korea during the Korean War.

Portrait of Richard Gordon Kendall, by Mary Lawton